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Dec 10, 2013 9:00am PST
known and unknown to see the dawn of a new day. michele and i are beneficiaries of that struggle. >> want to bring in jake tapper joining us from washington. jake, let's talk about that moment in the message from the president here because it is always been something that is somewhat tricky for him to talk about race. we saw it back in the campaign when he first addressed race in philadelphia, that speech that he made that was very symbolic, very significant for americans. we saw when he entered the whole trayvon martin saying he could have a son that looked like trayvon martin. yet, there are african-american who's feel like they want more from this president. where is the balance there? how does he strike that in talking about race and the significance of our own development in this country and also, the ways that people are a little bit disappointed? >> well, the president has always had a tough line to walk here when it comes to that. he's been mindful of the fact that that he's not president of african-americans. he's president of the united states. that to many african-amer
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 9:00am PST
school in connecticut. michele former chancellor of washington public schools. the one overwhelming thing you see asian countries. >> i think if you -- go ahead, steve first. >> sorry about that. i see it's about high expectations. we know what it's not. it's not the kids. the kids are manufactured the same way they've always been. even in america, we find the states that have the highest performance had the highest standards and highest expectations not just the states but the schools. we have this middle class malaise of mediocrity in which students are expected not to be pushed because that makes them feel uncomfortable. in other countries, it's about performance. >> michele, how do you see it? if there is an explanation or maybe a host of explanations as to this kind of disparity, how do you kind of interpret it all? >> you know, it's interesting because if you look at the actual scores on the tests, america hasn't changed. that's part of the problem is we've stagnated. the issue is not that we as a nation have become worse. other countries are leapfrogging ahead of us. we are n
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 9:00am PST
say about paying for a college education. >> when michele, the daughter of a shift worker at a water plant and a secretary wanted to go to college, just like me, this country helped us afford it. until we could pay it back. so what drives me is a grandson, a son, a father, as an american is to make sure that every striving, hard-working optimistic kid in america has the same incredible chance that this country gave me. >> and many will probably remember that the president and the first lady have been very open about it took so many years to pay off those loans, there's 40 years old before finally paying off the loans. let's talk to jim acosta with more on the president's message about affording education, the disparity of economics in this corrupt, et cetera, et cetera. >> sure. hi, guys. a couple of things were going on there. the president's message, let's talk about that for a few moments. he was talking about income disparity, income inequality and he laid out some markers for things he would like to see the congress pass, some things that by the way the congress is not likely to
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